• Spaghetti with easy homemade meatballs.

    Spaghetti and Easy Homemade Meatballs

    Make this yummy spaghetti with easy homemade meatballs in under an hour! I recently watched Anne Burrell make meatballs on one of her Food Network shows. Spaghetti and meatballs are a quintessential comfort foods that almost everyone loves. Plus, they’re the type of meal that gets better with time, which means you can make a gigantic batch and then feast on the leftovers all week long. As a person who *loves* eating leftovers for lunch, this is right up my alley. During my last trip to the grocery store, I bought a package of ground lamb/beef/veal (a.k.a. “meatloaf mix”), and with an open afternoon and the whole family home for…

  • Chicken noodle casserole

    Make-Ahead Casserole Recipes

    There’s nothing better than having dinner ready to go on a busy night. Who doesn’t love a warm, gooey casserole? Especially casserole recipes that can either be tossed in the fridge till dinner the next day, or frozen for weeks (or months)! To me, casseroles are one of the best comfort foods out there, and make-ahead casserole recipes are the best. THE BEST! A friend who’s due any day with her second baby recently asked me if I’d help her prep a few freezer meals to tuck away until after the baby’s born. (For the record, I was not that smart with my food prep. For either child.) Those of you who’ve raised…

  • Frozen beef roast in the slow cooker with potatoes, onions and carrots to make pot roast.

    Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

    This slow cooker pot roast starts with a frozen rump roast. You can’t make dinner prep any easier than that! This may be the easiest slow cooker pot roast recipe in the world. I mean, what recipes start with a frozen roast and end with a full meal, all the trimmings and au jus to go with it? This one. There’s nothing better on a busy workday than knowing you can reach into your freezer, grab the rump roast you bought on sale at the grocery store and froze in order to keep it until “I don’t know when,” and then slow cook it deliciously over the next eight to ten…

  • BLT salad with heirloom tomatoes, bleu cheese, bacon, romaine lettuce and crispy chicken and balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

    BLT Salad With the Crispiest Chicken Ever

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CrispyCreations #CollectiveBias #FriedChicken You’ll love this BLT salad with the crispiest chicken ever! All the classic flavors of a chicken BLT sandwich, but deconstructed with a layer of chopped crunchy romaine lettuce that’s topped with mouth-watering bites of bacon, creamy bleu cheese, heirloom tomatoes fresh from the farmers’ market, and pan-fried crispy chicken. A classic BLT sandwich has always been one of my favorites. There’s something about the savory saltiness of the bacon mixed with the fresh sweetness of a tomato that’s unbeatable. Over the years I’ve played around with my BLT combos,…

  • Panko crusted chicken with spinach salad and homemade vinaigrette.

    Panko-Crusted Chicken With Spinach Salad and Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ChooseMazola #CollectiveBias Mazola® Corn Oil is an all-purpose, cholesterol free cooking oil that is a smart heart-healthy* choice for your family. *See Mazola.com for more information on the relationship between corn oil and heart health. It has a variety of uses include baking, grilling, sautéing, stir frying, or mixing up a marinade or dressing. A clinical study showed Mazola Corn Oil reduces cholesterol 2x more than extra virgin olive oil. To learn more about this claim, see Mazola.com.  Serve this panko-crusted chicken with a simple spinach salad and homemade vinaigrette any night of the…

  • Crispy chicken strips layered on a sub roll with a lemon mayo sauce, lettuce, tomato and green onion.

    Crispy Chicken Strips Sub With Lemon Mayo Sauce

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson® Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. #NowEvenCrispier #TysonCrispyChickenStrips #TargetCrispyChicken   This easy-to-make Crispy Chicken Strips sub with a tangy lemon mayo sauce melts in your mouth. Pair it with chips or fries for the perfect weekend lunch or weeknight dinner! We’ve been big fans of Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips for—what seems like—ever. At least a decade, but maybe even longer. They’ve been a freezer go-to for those nights when we’re just so exhausted it’s hard to cook something from scratch and take out just won’t cut it. (Yes, that even happens to me.) When it’s late…

  • Pressure cooker ribs on a baking sheet after being pulled from under the broiler.

    How to Make Pressure Cooker Ribs

    These pressure cooker ribs are full of flavor and simple to make, even on a weeknight. Cook and serve these Hatfield® Marinated Pork Ribs in less than an hour—perfect for back to school or any other time of the year! This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FALLInLoveWithHatfield #MakeEasyMoreInteresting #SimplyHatfield #CollectiveBias   We’re no strangers to busy weeknights and harried dinners over here. I work full-time and with the kids back in school, everyone’s pace has exponentially increased. Long weekends like Labor Day are coveted—a chance to unwind, put our feet up, binge some TV and just relax. And ……

  • Golden crispy air fryer catfish plated with a side salad.

    Catfish Recipes

    Every single one of these catfish recipes looks mouthwateringly delicious. A few years ago I learned that August happens to be National Catfish Month. It seems everything has a holiday now … even catfish! I’m always on board for celebrating a food holiday, and of all the fish options out there, catfish seems like a missed opportunity so much of the time. You see lots of tilapia and salmon on restaurant menus and in the grocery store, no matter where you live. It’s like chicken, they’re so common. In the Mid-Atlantic region, common fish you find available include striped bass (also locally known as striper and rockfish), Bluefish, Blue Marlin…